On Friday October 25 at 7pm I’ll be speaking at Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow, Scotland.
The following day I will host an all-day sitting with dokusan (personal consultation) for all participants who are interested.
The info is at:
This will be my last event in the UK for 2013. I may be back next year, but I’m not sure yet.
The first evening will be an “in conversation” talk with TV psychologist Dr Cynthia McVey. We did this last year and it was really interesting. Whenever I do these “in conversation” events it brings out what people in the locale where I’m speaking are most interested in. I like that. It’s much better than me just talking at everyone, not knowing if I’m hitting ion subjects they’re interested in or not.
That’s what I did with John Robb in Manchester last week and it was a lot of fun. I hope you’ll join us for one or both of these events in Glasgow!
My time in the UK this year is almost through. I have talks in London and Oxford coming up. But the talk in London is now sold out! And the one in Oxford is restricted to students of Oxford University. So come on up to Glasgow if you want to see me this year.
The tour has been loads of fun and loads of work. The retreat I just did in Hebden Bridge was lovely (loov-lay!). 20-some people joined me for a night and a day and a morning of sitting practice. I talked with everyone who signed up for dokusan. What can I tell you? It was very interesting in its boring-ness. That’s how Zen is. Full of contradictions.
I need to get ready for my trip down to London in a few minutes. So I’ll write more later.
And don’t for get about our upcoming 3-day grope-free Zen retreat at Mt Baldy Zen Center!
• November 8-10 Zen and Yoga Retreat at Mount Baldy Zen Center in Southern California (1 & 1/2 hours east of Los Angeles)
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I am entirely self-financed. I don’t have an organization backing me on these trips, my publishers certainly are not paying for them, and lots of times it’s hard just to meet travel expenses. So your donations really, really, really help! Thank you!